Where to Go When in Ho Chi Minh City The old city of Saigon is now known as Ho Chi Minh City and fondly called by many as the “Pearl of the Far East.” Although there are many great cities to travel to when in Vietnam, having this title gives Ho Chi Minh city a special hidden charm that is unique to the place. Although Ho Chi Minh city is not as romantic as the city of Hanoi, it has its own characteristic features and points of attractions that puts it on equal footing which other travel destinations all over the world. It is a fact that tourists from all over the world are attracted by the tour packages being offered in Ho Chi Minh City. Below are a few of the many attractions and activities that you can find in Ho Chi Minh city which only goes to show that this is one place that you should visit as your next travel destination. The Mekong Delta which is a sprawling 39.000 square kilometers is famous for its rich biodiversity supporting over 10,000 newly discovered biological species. It is also known for its unique cultural tradition of its inhabitants. A visit to the Mekong Delta introduces you to the Floating Markets, something that you should not miss when you visit the place. In this floating market you should ride in a sampan bringing along a local guide who will show you how the conduct business in this colorful and relaxed ambiance. Fruits and vegetables from local producers are being sold by locals in seller’s boats which they sell to market goers. And there are also sampans that serve as mobile cafes offering soft drinks, iced tea, and strong noodle soup. The Cu Chi a tunnel in Ho Chi Minh City Cu Chi district is a large network of interconnecting tunnels. These tunnels traverse Vietnam’s underground and they are connected to other tunnels. It was for military purposes that the Viet Congs used the Cu Chi tunnels during the Vietnam War. It served as a communication and supply route, food and weapon cache, hiding spot, hospital and living quarters.
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Since there are many immigrant inhabitants in Ho Chi Minh City, a look around the local community would reveal a local culture which is a product of various cultures existing in the city. A visit of the Chinese markets as well as the Thien Hau pagoda will give you an unforgettable cultural tour of the city. If you want to really experience local community life, you should check out their lantern making activity.
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Ho Chi Minh city has much more beautiful and satisfying attractions and activities. These attractions and activities mentioned are only a few of the many things that make a visit to Ho Chi Minh City an experience to treasure.